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Wide option on osd no longer highlighted


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When you use an HDMI or component output and the device (cable box or DVD is set to only put out a 1080i signal te display will lock up. It is usually OK for the DVD player, however you may want to go into the cable box and check off all possible outputs ie: 480, 720 etc. This may allow you to chage display settings when needed

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The TV can display images in four different modes: Wide, Zoom, Panoramic, and Normal. Each mode displays the picture differently. To change the screen aspect ratio:
1. Press the MENU button on the remote.
2. Use the Arrow buttons to highlight the Wide icon. Press OK.
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  • Turn on your VIZIO HDTV. Press the orange button with the "VIZIO" logo, which looks like a letter "V" with a triangular wedge in the center. If there is no VIZIO logo button, press the "Menu" button. Press the "Right Arrow" button twice to highlight the "Setup" icon, which looks like a wrench.

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    Press the "Down Arrow" button three times to highlight the "Wide" menu item. Press the "Left Arrow" or "Right Arrow" buttons repeatedly until the correct aspect ratio is selected. "Normal" is for a standard definition 480i signal, which has a 3:4 aspect ratio. "Wide" is for high definition signals, and has a 16:9 aspect ratio. "Panoramic" stretches the outside of the image while keeping the center at the normal aspect ratio. "Zoom" enlarges the image on the screen. Press the "Last" button twice to close the VIZIO on-screen menu.

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    Watch the image on the screen of your VIZIO HDTV to ensure that the picture is at the right aspect ratio. If it still looks distorted, it's most likely because you chose the wrong aspect ratio setting, because your source device is set incorrectly or because you used the wrong connection method.

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    4.12 PC Input Picture Adjustment
    The Picture Adjust menu operates in the same
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    4.12.1 Auto Adjust
    When the MENU button is pressed, the On Screen
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    Press the button for the LCD HDTV to adjust to
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    4.12.2 H-SIZE
    Press the button to highlight the H-Size selection.
    Press the button to start adjusting the horizontal size of the picture. Use the or button to adjust
    the horizontal size.
    4.12.3 Horizontal Shift
    Press the button to highlight the Horizontal Shift selection.
    Press the button to start adjusting the horizontal position of the picture. Use the or button to
    adjust the horizontal position.
    4.12.4 Vertical Shift
    Press the button to highlight the Vertical Shift selection.
    Press the button to start adjusting the vertical position of the picture. Use the or button to adjust
    the vertical position.
    4.12.5 Fine Tune
    Press the button to highlight the Fine Tune selection.
    Press the button to start tuning the to the PC signal. Use the or button to adjust the tuning

    4.14.1 Understanding Viewing Features
    Your LCD HDTV features four viewing modes and Picture-In-Picture (PIP)/Picture-by-Picture (POP) mode.
    You can switch viewing modes using the remote control.
    4.14.2 Viewing Modes
    Normal Mode
    The original 4:3 aspect ratio (1.33:1 source) is preserved, so black bars are
    added to the left and right of the display image. Standard TV broadcasts are
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    the display image is stretched proportionately to fill the TV screen.
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    display image fills the TV screen. If you are watching a widescreen
    (1.85:1 or 2.35:1 source) program or movie, there will still be black
    bars at the top and bottom.
    Zoom Mode
    When watching a widescreen (1.78:1, 1.85:1, or 2.35:1 source)
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    Panoramic Mode
    When watching a standard broadcast or full frame movie in this mode,
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    You would look for a format button on your remote.
    Dish Network: bottom left the asterisk "*" button
    DirecTV: top left, second from the top labelled "format"
    Cable remote: look for format, zoom, or aspect ratio

    Pressing this button should scroll you through the options.

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    Sounds like you might be in the panoramic display mode... check your remote for a button labelled "WIDE" - it's on the left side just below the "GUIDE" button. Hitting WIDE will cycle through the various viewing modes (normal, zoom and panoramic).

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